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temporarily living on the uws - iso specialty food shopping

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tauer Jun 9, 2008 05:26 PM

I'm temporarily living on the UWS (for the next 3 weeks) and I'm looking for places to pick up a treat, great veggies, a loaf of bread - really any type of food shopping. I don't need any restaurant recs. Any sort of bakery, grocery store, specialty shop etc. that you can recommend would be much appreciated.

So far I've hit up (or know about):
Fairway
Zabars
Citarella
Levain Bakery
Murray's Sturgeon
Beard Papa
Grom ice cream
Crumbs
Silver Moon Bakery
97th St. Greenmarket
Jacques Torres

Anything I'm missing?

  1. l
    Lettucepray Jun 10, 2008 11:36 AM

    Westside Market...next to Beard Papa

    Great cheese dept. and prepared foods section.
    Tasty edamame salad.

    I find they have better quality veggies than Fairway.
    You might pay a bit more, but it is worth it.

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    1. re: Lettucepray
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      mcoleman Jun 11, 2008 04:06 AM

      yes Westside Market is underated. produce there can be better and cheaper than at Fairway but Fairway is more consistent. (I live around the corner and do a lot of comparison shopping at both places and Citarella, where the produce tends to be even better but way more expensive.) best bet at Westside is the bread bins, they import Portuguese rolls from NY that are the bomb.

      1. re: mcoleman
        m
        mcoleman Jun 11, 2008 04:08 AM

        i meant portuguese bread from NEW JERSEY

    2. t
      tauer Jun 10, 2008 05:07 AM

      thanks for all the great additions!

      1. h
        HLing Jun 9, 2008 08:07 PM

        JAS Mart at 110 and Broadway if you want some Japanese grocery, snacks, rice balls, Asian style white bread sandwiches with the "rinds" cut off, or the real soy milk that's thick and creamy (not the "Silk" variety), i forget the brand name but they are mostly white(and maybe some red?) on the packaging, about the size and shape if the Ito-En unsweetened ice tea bottles.

        1. u
          uwsgrazer Jun 9, 2008 06:49 PM

          Farmers market at Lincoln Square on Thursdays and Saturdays
          Soutine Bakery

          1. c
            cimui Jun 9, 2008 06:43 PM

            You've made good progress. Just two to add (in addition to Absolute and Barney):

            Bruno Ravioli (good cannoli, in addition to ravioli)
            Ottomanelli (butchers)

            1. vvvindaloo Jun 9, 2008 05:40 PM

              H&H Bagels
              Grandaisy Bakery
              Barney Greengrass

              1. l
                Lucia Jun 9, 2008 05:32 PM

                Abosolute Bagel, Grandaisy. While I haven't been to Barney Greengrass, from what I've read, it's worth a try.

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